Health

Ask the Pharmacist

Q: I have heard about the health benefits of essential oils. Do they really work? A: Essential oils are naturally occurring, powerful, aromatic compounds that hold incredible benefits for our health and well-being. When you open a bottle of essential oil, you instantly notice that the aroma is potent. Unique properties make essential oils ideal […]

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Calabasas Dental Spa

Advanced Dental Care in a Spa-Like Environment Imagine if visiting your dentist felt as rewarding as a trip to the local spa. At Calabasas Dental Spa, Tania Baker, DDS, changes the way her patients feel. With her holistic approach to dentistry, patients experience a relaxing and comforting environment supported by a warm and friendly staff. […]

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Experience Compassionate Care for Women by Women at

Westlake Women’s HEALTH SPECIALISTS At Westlake Women’s Health Specialists in Westlake Village, Dr. Stephanie Mandelman and her staff are focused on providing the finest care for women of all ages. This women’s health group was established with the commitment to provide expert, compassionate, and personalized care with attention to the unique needs of each individual. […]

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What is Normal Forgetfulness

We are all so busy these days that there are times we feel like we are losing our minds. We forget things and go downstairs only to realize we don’t remember why we are there. How many times have we gone to the grocery store for just a few things and our mind goes blank […]

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Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice

The aloe vera succulent plant has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Aloe vera juice is thick and not bad tasting, yet it is best when cold. It can be served alone or also be added to smoothies or mixed with other juices. Most people only think of treating sunburns with aloe but drinking […]

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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

As I lay wide awake at 2:00 a.m., I found myself reaching for the familiar melatonin supplements to put me back to sleep and wondering about how melatonin really works and if it is as safe as they say. More than three million adults and a half a million children take  melatonin, and that number […]

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Fran Drescher’s Health Summit

We were looking forward to the Health Summit, and it did not disappoint. It was moved to a larger venue at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion due to the demand for more people who wanted to become medical consumers. What does that even really mean? It means taking back control of your life. The host, Fran […]

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Keep Your Cool and Don’t Sweat

…the SMALL STUFF It was an interesting year, and many people wound up at odds with friends over opinions, politics, and social media. There were wars on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that were quite uncomfortable to witness, yet sometimes amusing. It can be difficult when your friends have an opposing opinion on a subject, but […]

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A Gift from the Gods

A Sweet History of Chocolate There is nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a silky, deliciously decadent piece of chocolate. It seems as if chocolate has always been around, lending itself to awkward first dates, romantic Valentine’s Days, and those “just because” moments. In fact, chocolate has been around for a very long time […]

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Take a Stand

Studies have shown that our bodies can benefit from simply standing up, contracting muscles, and moving. An additional benefit is that standing up every 20 to 30 minutes seems to cue the body to burn calories so you don’t gain as much weight from sitting at the office most of the day. The average person […]

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Let’s Get Healthy!

Seems like we just had this conversation; could it possibly be a whole year since we chatted about our New Year’s resolutions and our own health care? Every year we say, “This is the year we get healthier.” We continually learn more about the science of health and discover how important it is to take […]

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Strong and Toned

STRONG AND TONED IS THE NEW SEXY Nowadays, when you walk into a gym, you are starting to see more women lifting weights for all the health and fitness benefits, and it is refreshing. Previously, some women felt intimated by the thought of weights. Not only are they surrounded by guys grunting, but they also […]

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